Rice fields in winter
Bada rice fields, Honghe Hani rice terraces, Yunnan Province, China. These 1,300 year old rice terraces are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are flooded in the winter and this is one of the best times to photograph them. When I went to the Bada site, I saw this small stone building and the possibiity for an interesting photograph and spent some time manoevering myself into position to get this shot. Best at the largest sizes where you can observe the interesting wind ripples on the water in some of the fields.
This photograph placed highly in a recent Photocrowd competition and received a nice editor review.
I am only posting one photo today as I'm putting in long hours organizing a large conference that starts this weekend....so my ability to comment and post may be pretty limited. The irony is that I'm so busy with the organization of the event that I actually hired a photographer to take the photos of the meeting instead of doing it myself.